TTC#3 Anyone who is care to join me?

(381 Posts)
QueenofClean Sun 27-Jan-13 11:41:59

We actively started TTC#3 yesterday. I have a DD1 who is almost 8yrs & DD2 who is 13 months.

Scared about going from 2-3 but excited at same time grin

Cycle1 BFP due15th Feb.

mumoftwoboysS Sun 05-May-13 21:23:44

MyThree god don't talk to me about spots- I'm covered in the damn things- certainly not 'glowing' over here!! I did with my first pregnancy, looks like this one will be more similar to my 2nd in that respect!

I know what you mean, we got a bit lazy tbh and when ttc I just get so impatient I was like, whatever will be, sod all this trying to do it certain days etc! 3 boys would be very COOL though a tad tiring me thinks!!

have you changed your diet? I drink (well drank before being pregnant) a fair bit of coffee so reckon the ph balance was all wrong for conceiving a girl! But then-there MUST be plenty of women who have girls and had an acidic diet??!!

I feel really excited some days, and others (often when I have waves of nausea and both boys are having tantrums or hitting eachother) I feel the fear shock but hey plenty of others have brought up 3 kids so I'm going to try and take it in my stride!

good luck, fingers crossed for a bfp!!

Mythreeknights Mon 06-May-13 09:26:29

Shit - should I be giving up coffee???

mumoftwoboysS Mon 06-May-13 20:08:05

tbh I doubt it makes the slightest bit of difference- my SIL drinks 4-5 strong cups of coffee a day and she has 2 girls and 1 boy so it can't influence things that much!!

Suzietwo Tue 07-May-13 17:03:16

I've been lurking on this thread while getting closer to ttc number 3....ideally planning to wait until August as we'd love a summer baby but getting increasingly impatient!

mumoftwoboysS Wed 08-May-13 22:34:42

Suzie I was very impatient....now having a winter baby- oops!

Suzietwo Thu 09-May-13 10:25:30

do you regret it?

Fairypants Thu 09-May-13 11:45:33

I don't know what constitutes an acidic diet but was a big coffee drinker before having dd1 so that didn't make any difference.

Given how long it can take to conceive, I really don't want to be too precise about the timing of #3 other than avoiding Xmas as that wouldn't be the best date to have a birthday. If I have the choice though, I'd prefer not to be heavily pg in the summer again- that was rubbish!

MummyPig24 Thu 09-May-13 11:48:52

Hi we are ttc #3, this is our first month. Cycle day 23, bfp due 15th May. We will be on holiday then in Majorca, not sure if I should buy a test to take with us or just wait till we get back. I guess if af doesn't start while we are out there then I will know!

Suzietwo Thu 09-May-13 13:16:41

i was away when ttc the second one and it was brilliant. totally took my mind off the 2ww and i was 5 days late when i got back.

Mythreeknights Thu 09-May-13 13:22:59

Oh goodie, some more people for me to get excited with - I was starting to feel it was just me and fairy mad enough to want 3 kids.
Mummypig I'm due AF on the 13th (Mon) so we're pretty much in synch. I haven't had any cramps yet but still 3 full days to go so unlikely to, but I keep having dreams about getting my period so I guess that is my subconscious preparing me for the inevitable. At least if not upduffed now, one bonus is not having a Jan baby as that must be quite tough with the long winter months - especially here in Scotland. (Not that Feb is much better but is at least a short month!)

Mythreeknights Thu 09-May-13 13:24:36

Oh and suzie I assumed we'd get pg instantly as DS1 was cycle 1 and Ds2 actually swam through a condom (or, arrived in me before the condom went on, which shows how determined he was to arrive..) so now I'm coming up to cycle 3 I sort of wish I'd got on with it sooner.

MummyPig24 Thu 09-May-13 14:22:59

I don't have a feeling either way. I don't believe that it could happen first try so I'm packing tampons!

Suzietwo Thu 09-May-13 16:58:47

oh stop it! i shouldnt really have an easy time conceiving but have done so on first cycle each times and while i dont assume it will be as easy this time its hard to convince yourself it wont be. and even harder to convince the bloke who says he's been 'tricked' by me twice before!

anyway, im on the first day of period today so if we can hold out this month then we're into march or later babies and anything from march - july would be fab. i think if i hadnt conceived by then id take a break for a few months and aim for a sept/oct/nov baby.

def pack the tampons! anything to keep your mind off it all works.

MummyPig24 Thu 09-May-13 17:31:55

I've had heartburn for a few days which I only get in pregnancy and feel a bit sick but I am telling myself I'm being silly and it's not because I'm pregnant. Anyway I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be getting symptoms so soon after conception. I'm still a week away from af being due!

mumoftwoboysS Thu 09-May-13 18:40:50

suzietwo although it's not ideal, I don't regret it! I believe it happens when it's meant to happen. For some reason we've never had kids in the summer- just the way things turn out- and like fairypants I'd hate to be heavily preggers in the summer as I suffer badly from restless hot legs at night during pregnancy.

I am a tad worried it's going to end up coming at xmas though! I did one of those online due date calulators, one said 19th Dec, the other said 22nd. I'm going for the 19th!!

ELR Tue 14-May-13 18:00:42

Hi ladies can I join please?
Not ttc no 3 yet as waiting till August so we have both our may and August holidays out of the way. In both my pregnancies I've had terrible morning sickness so want to enjoy my holidays first. I have also fallen pregnant both times in the first month of trying so have been really lucky, I just hope it happens that quickly this time too.
I have a really big age gap though dd is nearly 11 and ds is nearly 8 both were November babies, both conceived in January in a foreign country, so hoping to conceive no 3 on our holiday in August when were are in the Alps! Although that may prove a little trickier as we will have the kids with us this time!

Mythreeknights Tue 14-May-13 19:56:16

BFP!!!! I have gone and done it...tested yesterday and it came up with a fairly strong line which faded a fair bit after ten - 15 mins. The only thing is I had started cramping on Sunday and cramped all through yesterday and this morning and have had brown spotting all day - not much - but still hmm Not sure if it means it's not going to stick or if this is 'normal' (I've never had it before) implantation bleeding and uterine 'stretching'. Ahem. mumof tell me, what's it like at 5,6,7 weeks pg with 2 toddlers?? Am slightly shitting myself now!

ELR Tue 14-May-13 21:11:27

mythree well done and congrats! I know I've only just joined the thread but thought I'd say congrats anyway. I had cramps and toting with dd my first pregnancy but not with ds my second, sure it's all normal. Good luck!

ELR Tue 14-May-13 21:12:00

Sorry spotting not toting!

MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 00:34:16

hello ladies, hope you dont mind another member! my husband and I are ttc #3, we have a daughter who is 12 and a son of 9, symptoms are not very fresh in my mind! here is my story, I'd appreciate some advice...

I had my mirena coil taken out on 12th March after 8 years (no period in those 8 years), had my period on 21st April - 24th April, we have been bd'ing quite frequently since then. according to my fertility app I ovulated on 3rd-7th May, if this is accurate!

today I have woken up with extremely sore breasts, they feel swollen, the sides hurt, my nipples feel like they're burning and my areola has increased in size slightly. my nipples have also been hard for most of the day, it hasn't been cold...if I even brush against them I wince! they almost feel bruised! tonight I have backache, not pain, an ache either side of my spine at the bottom and feel constipated, which is not like me as I have ibs I'm normally very loose!!! I feel nauseous but haven't vomited.

could I be having symptoms so early on or am I making myself believe that these possible premenstrual symptoms are something more special? when should I test and any recommendations on what test to use? thanks in advance and good luck to all still ttc and congrats to those who have already smile x

PopsyWind Wed 15-May-13 09:25:31

Congrats mythree! Brill news. I'm 12 wks now - still not had a scan though, I didn't go to GP til about 9 wks, think I'm in denial!!

It's been ok with 2 - mine are 4y and 18m. Main prob is have had awful nausea which I didn't have with the others, and weird IBS type symptoms plus feeling knackered of course...(think being the wrong side of mid 30s makes all the difference sad

Hi mrsanderson, I had mirena out in jan then had spotting for 2 wks then first proper period 6wk later, I was convinced before it showed up that I was pregnant as had lots of symptoms. However I think I had just forgotten the AF signs not having had one for ages. Might be different for you though - good luck!

ELR Wed 15-May-13 09:30:39

mrsanderson you have similar age gaps to me! Are we mad to try for a 3rd when ours are all grown up?
Your symptoms do sound like the early signs but agree it could also be wishful thinking. Just go buy an early test kit, good luck!
Can I just ask what made you decide to ttc when your older two are much older?

MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 10:34:37

Hello ELR! We always wanted more than 2 children but it never felt like the right time sad what with my husbands job, my going to university to study social work and my 12 year old daughter being severely disabled with no diagnosis....as it stands now, she ilhas stabilised, has a diagnosis and I have graduated so we feel now is the right time. I feel we are young enough to have the energy for a 3rd, I'm 29 and my husband is 35. what has made you decide to ttc? I am going to buy a first response test tomorrow smile

Fairypants Wed 15-May-13 12:25:42

Congratulations mythree!!
Hello there ELR and mrsanderson. My dd's are currently 14 and 10 so I think I will have forgotten everything by the time dc3 turns up and what i do remember, the advice will have changed. They are v keen on the idea though - even dd1 who is doing gcse's already.

Mythreeknights Wed 15-May-13 12:48:29

Oooh, maybe spotting is a sign of having a girl?? Any evidence to back this theory up?? Still spotting, a bit bored of it now.

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